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‘Disarm’ Turns Weapons into Musical Instruments

Artist Pedro Reyes has created an orchestra of instruments made from decommissioned weapons that the Mexican army acquired from drug cartels. The series, entitled Disarm, is made up of eight instruments that were created in collaboration with a team of musicians and Cocolab, a media studio in Mexico City. These musical instruments are mechanical, meaning they can be programmed and operated using computers. Therefore, the mechanical instruments are capable of performing music concerts Read more [...]

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The Conductor’s Gestures

Bach / Stokowski – Toccata & Fugue in d minor, conductor Paul Mauffray Music to My Eyes Competition of MATT (Society of Hungarian Graphic Designers and Typographers) The Conductor The conductor is a performer, a leader of bigger bands. Who leads the orchestra with passes. These gestures are as essential as the sign language for the deafs.The conductor’s movements have exact and important denotation. He is able to tell through his gestures the composition’s substance and the Read more [...]

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Don Giovanni Gehry + RODARTE

Performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Mozart’s Don Giovanni shares the tale of a promiscuous nobleman and his eventual downfall to the throngs of Hell for his wrongdoings. Frank Gehry, who, in 2003, designed the Disney Concert Hall where Don Giovanni is being shown, was asked to construct the opera set which is paired with the costume design of sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte. In typical Gehry fashion, the set design includes an intensely layered backdrop of organically Read more [...]

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Andre Chenier Opera on the Lake by David Fielding

André Chénier, the most famous work by the Italian composer Umberto Giordano, is brought to life for the ‘Opera on the Lake’ floating stage of the 2011 Bregenz Opera Festival in Bregenz, Austria by stage designer David Fielding under the artistic direction of David Pountney. The brilliantly vivid historical drama and human tragedy of shattering intensity is presented on the waterproofed set built directly into lake constance. It is then mounted upon a concrete core anchored into the base Read more [...]

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